Category Archives: In the News

Philadelphia University: In the News

Mark Sunderland Develops Innovative Rowing Apparel for Olympics: CBS Philly

PhilaU textile engineer Mark Sunderland has developed innovative new seamless, lightweight unisuits that will be worn by U.S. rowers at the Rio Olympics, CBS Philly reported June 30. The unisuits, as well as tights and sports bras, also are treated with …

Posted in In the News

Sunderland’s Innovative Olympic Rowing Suit Helps Protect Against Bacteria: CNN

PhilaU textile engineer Mark Sunderland developed innovative rowing apparel for the Rio Olympics that is seamless, lightweight, form-fitting and has an antimicrobial finish that will help protect athletes from bacteria in the water, CNN reported June 28. “The new unisuit …

Posted in In the News

Strategic Design Program Director Nixon On Implementing Design Thinking in Business: Forbes

Strategic Design MBA Program Director Natalie Nixon discusses four main ways to implement a strategic design thinking model in business, Forbes reported June 21. Her advice includes going beyond quantitative data to qualitative feedback; applying lateral thinking; prototyping experiences; and …

Posted in In the News

President Spinelli Receives Honorary Degree From Ulster University: Belfast Telegraph

Philadelphia University President Stephen Spinelli Jr. received the honorary degree Doctor of Letters today from Ulster University in Northern Ireland, the Belfast Telegraph reported June 28.

Posted in In the News

Mark Sunderland’s Innovative Rowing Apparel Headed to Rio Olympics: Philadelphia Inquirer

PhilaU textile engineer Mark Sunderland’s innovative rowing apparel will be traveling with the U.S. rowing team to the 2016 Rio Olympics, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported June 24. The seamless, ultra-lightweight unisuits, tights and sports bras were engineered to be wicking, …

Posted in In the News

Queen Victoria Was Wedding Trendsetter, Design Center’s Martin Tells Philadelphia Inquirer

Queen Victoria was a trendsetter at her 1840 wedding to Prince Albert–wearing a formal white gown with lace details, Philadelphia University’s Design Center Curator Marcella Martin said in a June 19 Philadelphia Inquirer story on the use of lace in …

Posted in In the News

Fashion Alumna Salkowitz Designs Affordable, Versatile Dress: Philadelphia Inquirer

PhilaU fashion design alumna Arielle Salkowitz ’11 has designed a “handmade, affordable, versatile dress that actually fits,” The Philadelphia Inquirer reported June 10. For her Earl Salko label,  she created the “Classic dress, a tea-length, natural-waist tank dress made of four-way-stretch …

Posted in In the News

Men’s Basketball Coach Magee To Receive Lapchick Award: USA Today, Fox Sports, Yahoo! and Others

Philadelphia University head men’s basketball coach Herb Magee will receive the Lapchick Character Award for 2016, USA Today, Fox Sports and others reported June 2 and 3. Magee, with 1,032 wins, is one of the winningest college basketball coaches of all time …

Posted in In the News

PhilaU Architecture Students Present Train Station Design Plans: WHYY Newsworks

Philadelphia University architecture students recently presented their plans to redesign the East Falls train station–including options for food, drink and fitness–to SEPTA officials, community members and others, WHYY Newsworks reported May 23. The architecture students, with the help of two occupational therapy

Posted in In the News

Architecture Alumnus Designs Winning Parklet: Philly Voice

Recent architecture graduate Alex Klohr designed a winning parklet–in the space of a parking spot–as part of a design competition sponsored by the American Institute of Architects and Saint-Gobain, Philly Voice reported May 20. The parklet won the people’s choice …

Posted in In the News